Archive for August 2022

European Journal Publishes Dr. Dolan’s Peer-reviewed Article

Dr. Chris J. Dolan’s peer-reviewed article, “Hybrid Warfare in the Western Balkans: Structural Vulnerability, Maligned Powers, and Hostile Influence,” was published in Volume 17, Issue 1 of South East Europe Review, pp. 3-25. Dr. Dolan, director of the Master of Science Program in Intelligence and Security Studies and professor of political science, “analyzes the domestic political, economic, and social conditions in the Western Balkans that provides a fertile ground for hostile and maligned actors to manipulate and exploit governments and societies with hybrid war measures…” in his study.

Pilot Study by Miller, Marx, Portzer, and Student Researchers Featured in Story

With research support from LVC undergraduate and graduate students, Dr. Tonya Miller, adjunct instructor in business administration and master of business administration; Dr. Jenna Marx, assistant professor of psychology; Dr. Lori Portzer, assistant professor of exercise science, recently published the “Exploratory study of physical activity programming for women experiencing homelessness.” The researchers found that participants of a four-week physical activity program reported a significant decrease in the number of mentally unhealthy days they experienced. Their work was highlighted in “Research Shows Exercise Can Improve the Lives of Women Experiencing Homelessness.”

Drs. Guzmán Zavala and Hinshaw collaborate in opening Dutchirican exhibition at Lebanon Arts Council.

Dutchirican: A Latina/o History of Central Pennsylvania opens on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6:30–8:30 p.m., as part of the Council’s First Fridays program. According to the council, “This is the first exhibition to explain the history of Latinos as part of our state, how they came here, what struggles they had, and what they have contributed to the region. There are posters, photography, and replica of a chicken house where many Puerto Rican tomateros lived in the 1950s.” The exhibition is the result of several years of research by Dr. Hinshaw, Professor of History and Dr. Ivette Guzmán-Zavala, Professor of Spanish. Visit here to register.

Daelyn Stabler ’23 Wins STEM Awards as Rising Star

Daelyn Stabler ’23, biology, became the third LVC student recognized by the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts’ Women of Impact: Celebrating Women in STEM Awards Program in the past four years. Stabler will receive the Marion C. Alexander Rising Star Award during the September 21, 2022, ceremony, as “A young female student making strides in her STEM Education.” She joins previous recipients Julianna Koehl ’21chemistry (2019), and Fatima Madondo ’22neuroscience major, chemistry minor (2020). 

Dr. Pitonyak Publishes NSF-funded Research with Miller ’21, Malda ’22, and Colleagues

Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, Josh Miller ’21 (physics and mathematics), Michael Malda ’22 (physics and analytical finance), and physicists from Penn State Berks and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility published “Updated QCD global analysis of single transverse-spin asymmetries: Extracting H~, and the role of the Soffer bound and lattice QCD”.  The article appeared in the peer-reviewed journal Physical Review D, a leading journal in elementary particle physics research. The authors analyzed additional theoretical and experimental constraints on phenomena in high-energy collisions called single transverse-spin asymmetries and showed their consistency with the underlying mechanism of quark-gluon-quark correlations.  The research was funded by Dr. Pitonyak’s National Science Foundation grant.

Dr. Benesch Presents for Popper Conference in India

Dr. Philip Benesch, chair of social sciences; associate professor of political science; and director of pre-law and external scholarships and fellowships, was a featured Zoom speaker for a July 28 event to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Popper’s birth. Dr. Benesch’s presentation, Karl Popper and the Reconstruction of Progressive Politics, begins about the 11-minute mark of the video.   

Dr. Dompier’s Research Published by Cureus

Dr. Thomas P. Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, published “Epidemiology of Emergency Medical Services Activations for Sport-Related Injuries in the United States” with colleagues from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Connecticut, University of South Carolina, and University of Louisiana in Cureus. Their study “examined emergency medical services [EMS] activations for sports-related injuries using the National EMS Information System Database from 2017–2018.”

Dr. Goshorn Publishes Twice

Dr. Jeremy Goshorn, assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling, had two co-authored pieces published recently. The first, Never ready: Addictions counselors dealing with client death, appeared on the Wiley Online Library. This qualitative study explored the impacts of client death on addictions counselors. Next, Dr. Goshorn and colleagues published Hope and Thriving in the LGBTQ+ Community: Impact on the Interaction Between Sexual Identity and Outness in The Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling. The scholars explored “the importance of Hope and Thriving (positive psychology traits) in mediating the complex relationship between LGBTQ identity and navigating the complexities of disclosure and concealment of one’s minority identity.”